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George Springer made a terrific diving catch in center field, but can he take down the whole of Miami's infield on his own?

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Web Gems: Monday, June 29

Does George Springer's diving catch in center field top the Marlins infield's flip and turn for the double play? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Astros top Royals in clash of AL's best

Jose Altuve and Chris Carter both homered, Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 and Lance McCullers struck out 6 over 7 innings of 1-run ball in the 6-1 home win over Kansas City. Box score

Perez gets Royals on the board

Catcher Salvador Perez led off the top of the 7th with a solo HR to left to get Kansas City into the run column. The bad news? The Royals still trail the Astros 6-1. Follow live

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Altuve matches career high in homers

Last season Jose Altuve hit a career-best 7 home runs in 158 games. With a 3rd-inning homer tonight against the Royals, he matched that total -- in just his 72nd game of the year. Houston leads Kansas City 6-0. Follow live

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Astros add 3 runs in the 3rd, lead 5-0

Lance McCullers has some breathing room on the mound heading after Domingo Santana (2 RBIs) and the Astros chased Royals starter Joe Blanton (5 H, 5 ER) after 8 outs. Follow live

Astros jump ahead early

After Luis Valbuena reached on an infield single to lead off the bottom of the 2nd, the Astros let Royals starter Joe Blanton work himself into trouble with 3 straight walks. Houston leads 2-0 in the 3rd. Follow live

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Astros host Royals in AL clash

This is the latest in a season that Kansas City (44-28) and Houston (44-34) have been among the top 2 in win percentage in their respective leagues since Sept. 22, 1980 (Elias). The teams open a 3-game series tonight. Follow live

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Power Rankings: Houston Astros at. no. 5

Carlos Correa is turning heads in his first 20 games at shortstop. He's hitting .314/.337/.593 with five home runs, nine doubles, and five stolen bases. Houston leads the AL West, but split a four-game series with the Yankees and dropped two to the Angels this week, bringing their record to 4-6 through their last ten games. Power Rankings

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Carlos Correa among rookies of the week

Carlos Correa's three hits, three runs, and four RBI on Tuesday made him the youngest player with that line since Miguel Cabrera in 2003. Before Cabrera, the youngest to post those numbers was Cesar CedeƱo in 1971. Doug Kern

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Astros manager apologizes to Yankees

A.J. Hinch said he talked to fellow manager Joe Girardi prior to Sunday's Astros-Yankees game. He apologized for pitcher Brett Oberholtzer throwing inside at A-Rod, a pitch that got him ejected in the 2nd inning of Saturday's game.

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Rookie Correa leads Astros over Yankees 3-1

Rookie Carlos Correa doubled twice and scored the tiebreaking run on a triple by Evan Gattis in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

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Correa adds another notch to belt

The Astros' Carlos Correa has already accomplished plenty in his short rookie season. After today, Little League home run can be added to the list. He scored on his 4th-inning double to center thanks to some poor Yankees defense. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3524th
Batting Average.24027th
On Base Percentage.30821st
Slugging Percentage.4266th
Earned Run Average3.559th
Quality Starts4211th
WHIP1.171st
BAA.2352nd

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